How exercise and diet affect coronavirus risk

by MARY JO DILONARDO How you move and how you eat could have an impact on how your body responds when faced with the coronavirus. Like so many other health complications, diet and exercise seem to affect the body’s ability to fight COVID-19 — the disease caused by the coronavirus — and its complications. ExerciseContinue reading “How exercise and diet affect coronavirus risk”

Regular Exercise Helps Patients Combat Cancer

OUTRUNNING CANCER: Tumors on the lungs of sedentary mice (left) and animals that ran on wheels (right) after injection with melanoma cells. L. PEDERSEN ET AL., CELL METAB, 2016 Bente Klarlund Pedersen Mathilde was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 44. Doctors treated her with surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation, and Mathilde’s physician informedContinue reading “Regular Exercise Helps Patients Combat Cancer”

Exercising Before Eating Burns More Fat

Exercising before breakfast may have more health benefits than waiting until after the meal to get moving, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism in October. Researchers led by Javier Gonzalez, a physiologist at the University of Bath in England, conducted the study on a group of 30 overweight,Continue reading “Exercising Before Eating Burns More Fat”

Life-long strategies that may help decrease the risk of developing dementia

There are no instant, miracle cures. But recent studies suggest we have more control over our cognitive health than we might think. It just takes some effort. When it comes to battling dementia, the unfortunate news is this: Medications have proven ineffective at curing or stopping the disease and its most common form, Alzheimer’s disease.Continue reading “Life-long strategies that may help decrease the risk of developing dementia”

Carissa Liebowitz on how running, and physical challenge in general, expands our comfort zone to share ourselves with others.

Carissa Liebowitz (at right, in the purple shirt) ‘Running is a safe space… we can scrape the barrel of our souls and go back to our regular lives without repercussion.’ If left to our own devices with free time and adequate resources, what would we choose to do? While in Nepal recently, en route toContinue reading “Carissa Liebowitz on how running, and physical challenge in general, expands our comfort zone to share ourselves with others.”

Any amount of running can lower a person’s risk of early death, an analysis of multiple studies finds.

By Jonathan Lambert If you’re looking for motivation to take up running, perhaps this will help. A new study finds that people who run as little as once a week have a lower risk of early death compared with people who don’t run at all. In fact, any amount of running was associated with aContinue reading “Any amount of running can lower a person’s risk of early death, an analysis of multiple studies finds.”

How Fast You Walk Might Show How Fast You’re Aging

By Dennis Thompson Middle-aged folks who worry about healthy aging would do well to keep an eye on their walking speed. Turns out that the walking speed of 45-year-olds is a pretty solid marker of how their brains and bodies are aging, a new study suggests. Slow walkers appear to be aging more rapidly, saidContinue reading “How Fast You Walk Might Show How Fast You’re Aging”

These 6 Specific Exercises Can Cut Body Weight, Even if You’re Predisposed to Obesity

by DAVID NIELD We know that a range of factors influence weight, including those related to lifestyle and genetics, but researchers have now identified six specific exercises that seem to offer the best chance of keeping your weight down – even if your genes don’t want you to. Based on an analysis of 18,424 HanContinue reading “These 6 Specific Exercises Can Cut Body Weight, Even if You’re Predisposed to Obesity”

The truth about exercise and weight loss

by MARY JO DILONARDO When you want to lose weight, there are two things you do: eat less and exercise more. Just cutting calories should cause you to drop pounds. But exercise alone is rarely enough for weight loss. Life isn’t fair, after all. Think of it this way: When going on a 30-minute briskContinue reading “The truth about exercise and weight loss”

Why exercise won’t make you lose weight

By Ben Tinker There’s no shortage of things people swore to leave behind in 2018: bad jobs, bad relationships, bad habits. But chances are, you’re beginning 2019 with something you didn’t intend: a few extra pounds. Every January, one of the top New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight. And if you’re looking to beContinue reading “Why exercise won’t make you lose weight”